On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the state of North Carolina will be holding its annual FAFSA Day. This is a day set aside for families to get free assistance with filling out this form. The service is being offered through CFNC.org and locations are offered throughout the entire state. To register for this assistance, you can click here to enter the CFNC.org site which lists locations by county.
In the Cary area, assistance will be offered, for members only, at all the State Employee Credit Unions (SECU). You must follow the previous link to register, as space is limited. For everyone else that is not a member of the SECU, the closest options are at Meredith College, St. Augustine’s University, and Wake Tech Community College on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh. Other locations are offered by county. Follow this link to register: http://www.cfnc.org/FAFSAday
For those students residing in Wake County, additional financial aid is offered in every public high school. Through the Financial Aid Advisor Program, sponsored by Wake County Schools, families can get free assistance with financial planning for post-secondary education. From mid-October through May, each high school has a financial advisor who assists families one day a week. For additional information, you should check with the Student Services department in your child’s high school.
Remember, for rising college freshman, the FAFSA must be sent to every potential school that you apply to. Do NOT wait to hear about your acceptance. Make sure you check with EACH school to determine their priority filing date, as they may be earlier than February 23rd. For continuing students, check with your school to insure that you submit your FAFSA in time to benefit from the largest amount of aid.